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Grandparent & Family Adoption

Sometimes, due to life circumstances, the biological parent of a child is unable to care for the child and would like either a grandparent or other family member to care for the child on a temporary or permanent basis. This can be accomplished either through an adoption or guardianship.

Joel Kirsh has been assisting with grandparent and relative adoptions for over 30 years and is happy to explain the process, the differences between adoption and guardianship, and answer all of your questions without cost or obligation.

Please explore the resources on this page and throughout our website. When you're ready, click the Contact Us button to get this exciting process started.

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Wait . . . Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH”) Are Lawyers?!?! How Can Lawyers Help Me Put Up My Baby For Adoption?

Yes, we, at Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh are lawyers, as the name suggests, and, YES, we can help you find a wonderful, loving, amazing home for your precious newborn or soon-to-be-born baby if you choose to give up the baby for adoption, or more correctly, make an adoption plan for your baby. Additionally, we […] Keep Reading

Do I Have To Meet Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. (“KIRSH & KIRSH”) To Give My Baby Up For Adoption?

No, you do not have to meet anyone from Adoption Attorneys Kirsh & Kirsh, in person, if you would like information about putting your baby up for adoption. We will provide the information in the manner you find helpful – email, FaceTime, Zoom, telephone, email, and etc. We, at Kirsh & Kirsh, have found that […] Keep Reading

Do We Have To Reside In Indiana To File Adoption Proceedings For Child Born In Indiana?

No. As of July 1, 2021, HB 1448 eliminated the residency requirement of the adoption code in Indiana, previously codified at Indiana Code 31-19-2-2, which provided that a “resident of Indiana” may file a petition for adoption in Indiana courts. With the change made by HB 1448, the statute now states that “an individual” who […] Keep Reading


"If you'd have asked me then, I would have described myself as done for. As alone and forever a victim. I could not accept this chapter of my life. I don't believe in abortion to be a safe haven.  Exploring other options, I started to work with Kirsh & Kirsh. I found this instantly made me more enlightened, comfortable, and confident about my adoption plan. Kirsh & Kirsh wouldn't leave me hanging without any services, support and wellbeing. I was blessed to be a vessel for a wonderful family. With a great community, love and future I am healing because I made the right choice for me, and my child. Kirsh & Kirsh, are trusted hard working professionals and I also consider them friends. Thank you.”

- Samantha W.

“Kirsh & Kirsh are remarkable at what they do. I suppose you can say they make you feel part of the family instead of a file number. I highly praise Grant Kirsh for his outstanding generosity and humble approach to my sister's case. She was about 5 months along and unable to take care of her child. Grant Kirsh came to her rescue and explained everything in detail. He gave us his cell phone number and never was too busy to stay in touch. He made my sister a #1 priority - talk about excellent service!!! Kirsh & Kirsh is the way to go. Grant ensured the baby left the hospital in the arms of his new mamma and daddy instead of a foster care. I say that there is no other agency or attorney to look for if you are considering adoption. If you are looking for outstanding service, true care, uncountable sincerity and unbelievable partnership Kirsh & Kirsh Adoption is the way to go!!!!!!”

-Jenna M..

“They say there is nothing stronger than a mother's love. That being said, what could be harder than the reality that one cannot provide a life for her child? In one of the most painful situations in my life I was faced with this reality; I simply could not have another baby in my life. I felt lost, with no idea of what to do to ensure that my baby could experience the life everyone deserves. Shortly into my pregnancy, I knew that I had to find an adoptive family for my child. I was referred to Kirsh & Kirsh by a friend, and nothing better could possibly have happened. I was treated graciously, with care and consideration, and I soon found the perfect family to adopt my daughter. My experience with Kirsh & Kirsh was beautiful and uplifting, during one of the hardest times in my life. Simple words couldn't possibly express my gratitude for these gentlemen and their practice, and everything they have done for countless women and families.”

-Lindsey B.

"I really appreciate everything Grant Kirsh and everyone else at Kirsh & Kirsh have done for me. They have helped me through two adoptions, and my experience with them has been wonderful! They have been there for me in every way, by offering counseling and helping with every detail as far as any questions or concerns I might have. Kirsh & Kirsh has made the process of adoption, worry free, I trust Grant Kirsh and Kirsh & Kirsh completely. I would and have recommend other women who are pregnant and considering adoption to Kirsh & Kirsh. If I ever have to go through with an adoption there's no other law firm, hands down, I would go through, or any other lawyer I would even consider other than Grant Kirsh.  I'm very pleased with working with them, and they have been a blessing with the whole process. I can't thank Grant enough for everything he has done for me and he's always been there  for me and came through for me, with every question or request I've asked from him and his firm. I can't say thank you enough to him and his firm!!”

- Rachel A.

"Kirsh and Kirsh did an amazing job helping me through the adoption process. It was a very emotional time for me and they did everything they possibly could to make sure I was okay. They are very good at what they do as far as explaining everything in an understandable way, and making it less stressful and emotional than it needs to be. I knew I could trust them to find my baby the best home possible and that's exactly what they did. They care about the women they work with on a personal level. They strived to learn more about my family and I so that I could make the right decision. I am confident in saying that they are a huge reason today why I know I made the best decision for my child and I would definitely recommend them to anyone needed this type of service and support. Thank you Kirsh and Kirsh.”

- Lisa H.

"At 21 it's hard to say you're truly ready to take on the full responsibility of a child while trying to establish yourself as a an adult, and I was able to find my answers with Kirsh and Kirsh. I found the parents I wanted to adopt through the vast profiles that were put together, and the assurance that all received extensive background checks put my mind at ease as I read several profiles. I chose an open adoption and was able to develop a beautiful relationship with the couple I chose.  I cannot imagine a better adoption story than the one Kirsh and Kirsh helped me write through my pregnancy. Grant Kirsh and the team created such a level of comfort throughout my experience, between the extensive profiling of all the eager couples and the caring nature of the Kirsh team, my pregnancy became a treasured time in my life.”

- Chelsey L.

"Kirsh and Kirsh is the reason I had such a stress free pregnancy. They were always just a text or phone call away and I never felt alone. They checked in on me and really made it to where I had a whole place of friends not far away. Grant Kirsh always gave me such great advice and I could literally come to him at any time, day or night. It was like working with a family and they got me through the toughest, yet so rewarding, choice I have ever made. There's not anyone better that I would recommend going through for adoption. Everyone there is just so wonderful and caring. I would choose them again in a heartbeat.”

- Janelle F.

"I would like to thank those at Kirsh and Kirsh, especially Grant Kirsh. They were very kind and helpful. they made the process easy to understand and help guided me through to understand my rights and responsibilities. I had time to choose a couple and in my heart I feel I found the perfect couple for my daughter.  As this is the hardest choice I have ever had to make, I know it was right. Kirsh and Kirsh were very caring and helpful in my adoption process and would encourage anyone looking into adoption for your baby to meet with Kirsh and Kirsh”

- Katrina T.